U2’s Cape Town concert will be broadcast live on Highveld and KFM in South Africa, alongside a live stream on Dstv.com, that will available and free throughout the African continent.
U2 played a huge show in Johannesburg on Sunday night, returning to South Africa for the first time since 1998. On the PopMart tour, U2 also played two shows and the Johannesburg concert was broadcast live.
The audio stream on DStv.com will be broadcast into, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkino Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comores, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, DRC, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, St Helena, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The webcast is flash-based and therefore will not work on devices not supporting that technology. The stream will be available www.dstv.com/U2.
U2’s manager Paul McGuinness said, “The band had a great night in Johannesburg and I’m sure we’ll deliver another big show in Cape Town.”
DStv Online CEO John Kotsaftis said: “At the Soccer City show Bono said ‘This place feels like the future’ and we are excited to be making the future happen right now on dstv.com with this first ever live streaming of a U2 concert in Africa.
“We are very proud and excited to be working with Universal Music and U2 on this initiative and this is just one of many innovations we have lined up for our online audience in 2011.”